PowerArchiver Awards

Since 1998, PowerArchiver has been reviewed by numerous magazines, software download sites and blogs. PowerArchiver has consistently been one of the best reviewed utilities in the world. Read what some of the reviews have written about PowerArchiver.


Screenshot from 2016-09-07 10-08-28Built as a comprehensive archiving utility, PowerArchiver not only is capable of rapidly creating archives at a good compression ratio, but it also has a few bonus tools up its sleeve for experienced users, such as a built-in FTP client, disc burner and backup manager, along with support for various cloud clients. It supports a wide range of file types for creating archives, including .zip, .zipx, .7z, .lha, .cab, .bh, .tar, encoded files, .iso and .rar (if WinRAR is installed). However, this list is extended when it comes to extracting files from archives, making room for .lzh, .ace, .jar and .gzip, among others.


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PowerArchiver is the fastest file management tool that comes with incredible features for business users. No matter which file you want to read and create, this tool does it all. It’s a secure and strong compression tool that works with all the Windows versions.

Due to its rich set of features, the tool is perfect for the day-to-day users. Additionally, the interface comprises unique elements that you can’t find in any other archiver. Moreover, it’s a comprehensive tool that can be an ideal choice for beginners.

Apt Gadget

upload_thumbTruly a valuable piece of data management software for those of us with lots of bytes to deal with. An all-in-one suite that replaces and outperforms WinRar, with added encryption, seamless cloud syncing, disc image creation, a stand-alone disc burner, and enterprise level backup tools.


Power Archiver 2015 makes it easy and convenient to perform any action with the archive files; you can create, open and extract files; add files to archives and create self-extracting or multi-volume archives; recover and fix damaged ZIP archives and much more including a built-in FTP client with the ability to upload and transfer files through encrypted protocols. Power Archiver 2015 is a very powerful and multi-purpose program for the Windows operating system and surpasses a lot of other similar applications. It supports a huge variety of formats-ZIP, RAR, and so on. The great advantage of the program is that it has got an inbuilt viewer for graphic and text files; so you can view them directly within the archive without extracting them and without any external program. In addition the program supports AES encryption, virus scan with the help of default antivirus program installed on the system, etc. On the whole Power Archiver has proved itself to be pretty good. Rich functionality, seamless integration with the Windows Explorer, perfect compression and decompression speed, etc. make Power Archiver undoubtedly one of the best program on the software market.

TOP Attack Best Product

PowerArchiver comes with an interface in Office style and you will feel familiar with it. Features are spread over the interface, arranged in tabs. Besides archiving and compression, this program has additional features like a FTP client, a backup module and disc burning. File compression interface provides a variety of options and is easy to use. PowerArchiver isn’t the fastest, but provides a decent speed when you want to create a new archive. PowerArchiver is also great regarding the number of compression formats. It supports all popular types of archives such as .zip, .zipx, .7z, .tar.gz.

Conclusion:A quality software with an exceptional extraction speed.

Internet.com’s WinPlanet

PowerArchiver 2006: The New King of Compression? With all that PowerArchiver does, its developers must have had to use a compression utility themselves to squeeze in its many features. The program offers lots of options and supports a dizzying array of compression standards. And despite this, PowerArchiver is easy to learn and use. Pros: Excellent features for power users; attractive, easy-to-use interface for novices; less expensive than primary competition (WinZip and PKZIP); full skinning support.

ZDNet 5 Stars

“Use PowerArchiver to manage all your compressed archives. It’s versatile, powerful, easy to use, and the price is simply unbeatable. This full-featured ZIP program provides the power you need to do anything you can imagine with ZIP files… Powerful shell integration features include on-the-fly ZIP file creation, email support, and more.”

Download Crew

downloadCrewLogoQuite simply the most comprehensive tool. This major update (PowerArchiver 2016 v16.10.14) simply enhances the deserved reputation this polished, professional yet straightforward archiving tool has built for itself.


CNET Rating 5Its wide range of formats and functions help PowerArchiver 2004 compete in a category dominated by WinZip. The archive utility supports 19 compression formats, including the new 7-Zip format, which offers extremely high compression ratios. For security, you can encrypt your archives using either the AES or PAE method. The program works swiftly and reliably. The configuration menu lets you customize almost every feature, including a password manager for encrypted archives, a self-extracting wizard, and an autobackup tool. The batch ZIP tool compresses hundreds of files in one shot, and the multi-extract tool unpacks hundreds of archives at once. The program now supports unlimited-size ZIP archives. Anyone who needs to work with archive files will find PowerArchiver a versatile, affordable alternative.

PC World Magazine – Voted Best Compression Application

PC WorldOur Best Buy, this feature-packed compression utility provides solid compression and encryption options. This versatile app extracts a vast range of file formats, including essentials like .zip. It also extracts, though it won’t burn, .iso, .nrg, .img, and .bin CD/DVD images (single large files that are an exact copy of what will appear on a disc). PowerArchiver also offers some excellent extra features, including an easy-to-use automated file backup wizard and the ability to upload backups to an FTP server, all without leaving the program. At $20 (as of 12/6/06), PowerArchiver offers more features than the respective $30, $29, and $25 entry-level versions of WinZip, WinRAR, and StuffIt. It’s definitely an attractive option if you’re looking for an archive tool that includes automated backup/FTP capabilities.

The Adrenaline Vault

If you play games a lot, you constantly download demos, patches, updates, and Internet-only releases. Most of these are in compressed form, requiring a special decompression utility to handle all the formats; after considerable hunting, I finally found one — PowerArchiver — that is incredibly powerful, small, and fast, and stands head-and-shoulders above all other competitors. PowerArchiver’s tools cover security password management, backup creation, format conversion, compressed file repair, and multi-volume, batch, and multi-archive management. I love having a single utility that will decompress or compress any game code I want.

PC ADVISOR – Quite simply the most comprehensive tool

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Quite simply the most comprehensive tool for working with compressed files. Why can’t the world just stick to one simple compressed format like zip, we hear you cry. There are all manner of reasons for choosing a different format – .7z is open-source for example – but most OSes can only handle a limited number of compression formats natively. This is where a dedicated archiving tool come into play, and there’s none more comprehensive than PowerArchiver. It supports so many file formats (over 50 at last count) that it’s pointless to list them all – suffice to say pretty much any archived format can be read, and the key ones (including of course zip, 7-zip, TAR, GZIP and even ISO) can be written to as well.

Computer Shopper: Best in Tech Software

A strong feature set and impressive flexibility are what we love most about PowerArchiver 2006. It natively supports more than a dozen compression formats, including CAB, RAR, and ZIP, as well as the BIN, IMG, ISO, and NRG disc-image formats. Also, you can encrypt your archives using one of five secure algorithms.

Tucows 5 Cows

“PowerArchiver looks and feels exactly like a highly downloaded program called WinZip. It adds quite a few more compression types making this program considerably better. Compression utilities rely on this feature alone, and it appears to be top notch.”
Here is a sample of the many awards that PowerArchiver has earned:

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